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Celebrating Lunar New Year Through Art

Posted 28 January 2016 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Vince Badalati is inviting the community to celebrate Lunar New Year through art as part of a new exhibition now on at Hurstville Museum and Gallery and Hurstville City Library.

Mayor Badalati said Little Hands, Great Love is a unique exhibition which showcases artwork from Beijing’s prestigious Jia Mu Yuan Art School.

“It will feature over 80 unique artworks that have been created by some of Beijing’s finest young artists and their teachers,” he said.

“The exhibition, which showcases the work of talented young artists aged 3 – 18, is a unique opportunity to gain an insight into contemporary art in China.”

Mayor Badalati said this will be followed by Cheeky Monkeys , an exhibition which celebrates the Year of the Monkey .

“The exhibition will showcase Hurstville’s great local talent through the artistic works created by local young people at Council’s Lunar New Year 2016 events,” he said.

“There will also be a wishing tree for attendees to partake in the tradition of sharing their wishes for the New Year in the hope that they become true.”

Mayor Badalati said the exhibitions are an important part of Hurstville City Council’s 2016 Hurstville Lunar New Year festivities.

“I encourage everyone in the community to come along and experience the unique character of Hurstville’s Lunar New Year Festival at Little Hands, Great Love and Cheeky Monkeys exhibition,” he said.

Little Hands, Great Love is on show from Thursday, 28 January to Sunday, 14 February 2016. The second exhibition, Cheeky Monkeys, will be on display in the Dragon’s Lair Gallery, Hurstville Museum and Gallery from Wednesday, 17 February to Sunday, 28 February 2016.

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